8/26 Kurtz Charter-Charlies catches fish of his Life
<p>Today we had on board Rob and Doreen Kurtz, with 83 year young Charlie Kurtz the birthday boy and their good friends Joe & Carol Shaffery for some Fluking. Great weather, but conditions were bad. Hard S/SE blow against the out going tide.
Made our way out, tried to go to the outside but but to nasty, headed back inside to start the day. On about the third drift Rob pulls up a nice 20" Fish, thought the luck was changing. MAde a couple more drifts with some Sea Robbins. MAde a move to another area, and again a couple Robbins.
Wind laid down a Tad and we headed out to see. Was a bit sporty, made a few drifts with a short and a couple Robbins to show for it. Tired of getting beat ran back inside. Inside was no better, a few Robbins and a short. As this was a half day trip, set up for the last drift.
About 10 min into the drift Charlies pole bend over. Charlies battled against the wind-current and pulled a fat flattie to the surface, into the net he went. Charlie scored the biggest Fluke of his young life, a nice fat 5 lber. Charlies was beaming.
Finished up the day and headed in. Dispite the horrible conditions a great trip. A wonderful family and friends sharing the water, and the Birthday Boy gets the fish of his life at the bell. One of those days that a Capt lives to see!!!!!
About The Author: Captain Bob Morrell
Company: Sandy Hook Fishing Adventures
Area Reporting: Sandy Hook/Raritan Bay, Atlantic Ocean Near Shore
Bio: Capt. Bob is a third generation fisherman, having worked on both commercial and charter boats. A life long area resident he uses his knowledge and experience to ensure a productive and rewarding time on the water. A USCG 50 Ton Master, he is also an IGFA certified Captain and is trained in First Aid and CPR. Bob is a member of the JCAA, HRFA, RFA, ACPA, IGFA and the NCOA, this enables him to keep abreast on the future of fishing.